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The Hosting Journey
15 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Should you sell your Airbnb?
Should you sell your Airbnb/short-term rental?. There are lots of things to consider, including tax implications, selling costs & much more. Learn the questions you should ask before you sell.
26 minutes | May 17, 2021
From Tiny Homes to an Empire with Robuilt
Is hosting a tiny home in your future? Then join me at “From Tiny Homes to an Empire with Robuilt” as I talk with Rob Abasolo and learn how he created his Robuilt empire! Rob started small by building a tiny home in his backyard but now has an impressive portfolio of 10 units, along with his popular Robuilt YouTube channel and Instagram page as well as a new course on how to host glamping. Rob talks about how his business has changed over the years and gives valuable advice to new hosts. Think tiny but dream big!
12 minutes | May 4, 2021
Hosting Pets at your Short Term Rental or Airbnb
Hosting pets can increase your income, move you ahead of your competition and help you get 5-Star reviews. In today’s episode, Hosting Pets at your Short-Term Rental or Airbnb, I talk about why I decided to allow pets in my short-term rentals. I’ll give you all the details on how to be a successful pet host by Planning ahead, Equipping your space, Taking charge, and Supplying the tools. With this PET plan, you’ll be ready to host FIDO and his humans in safety and comfort!
20 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Five Key Questions, Everyone Should Answer
In 5 Key Questions, Everyone Should Answer, is the episode if you're starting out, thinking of selling, or are a Superhost. In this episode, I talk with Michelle Himden from Cityami to find out. Michelle’s guidance was invaluable as I began the journey of selling Eveland 1.0 and investing the proceeds to expand my rental portfolio. Listen in as we discuss all the angles to consider.
20 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
How much did La Casita made in 2020
2020 is in the rearview for Airbnb hosts, but it’s important to look back at where we’ve been. In “How Much Did La Casita Make in 2020?” I review my Puerto Rico vacation rental’s expenses & revenues and evaluate the financial wins and losses from this roller-coaster year. Listen for a dose of harsh reality blended with hope for the future
16 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
No heat, a Leak and Plan C
Airbnb hosting takes place in real life, and sometimes life changes our plans. I share a raw and honest look at my own shift to “Plan C” after a recent medical diagnosis. Humor, transparency, and courage shine through in this remarkable episode.
61 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Following Your Dreams with Sue
Airbnb host Sue Brocker began following her dreams before she even knew she had them. From the early days of renting a room to owning multiple properties and renting to long-term guests, Sue’s hosting journey is a fascinating mix of curiosity, bravery, and a love of adventure. Join me for Following Your Dreams with Sue.
46 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
How to Prepare Your Airbnb for Long-Term Guests
If you’re planning a transition to hosting long-term guests, join me as I talk with guest Michelle Himden of Cityami about How to Prepare Your Airbnb for Long-Term guests. From managing guest expectations to offering additional cleaning services to utility bills and pricing for monthly stays, we’ll touch on all the important issues.
10 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
The Hosting Products that Saved my 2020
In The Hosting Products that Saved my 2020, I talk about everything from smart locks to video doorbells. I give you the scoop on the brands that work best. Make a plan for how to save on Black Friday sales and improve your Airbnb hosting game
52 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
How to Defer Your Capital Gains Taxes When You Sell Your Short Term Rental
If you’re selling your Airbnb, it’s possible to defer capital gains taxes through a 1031 exchange. Bill Exeter, explains the process and shares valuable information for short term rental hosts to consider when selling or reinvesting.
37 minutes | Nov 7, 2020
Safety and your Airbnb with Justin Ford
What are the 2 most important safety items to have in a new Airbnb? In Safety and Your Airbnb Justin Ford of Breezeway shares the important safety measures every host should implement. We talk extension cords, BBQ grills & how to protect your property & your guests.
36 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
A Superhost Fund Recipient Journey
Did any hosts actually receive financial assistance from Airbnb’s Superhost Relief Fund? Do they even exist? In A Superhost Fund Recipient Journey I answer that question by interviewing Katy Hall, a host who did receive funds and shares her story. Katy knows Airbnb is not perfect, but she’s grateful for the help they gave her.
13 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Lessons Learned in 10 Years as an Airbnb Host
An Airbnb host can learn a lot in 10 years. In this episode, I share valuable lessons I’ve learned on my 10-year hosting journey. From cleaning to guest reviews to the secret to a successful hosting mindset, join me as I review 10 adventure-packed years.
51 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
How to Find and Work with a Property Manager for your Airbnb
In How to Find and Work with a Property Manager for your Airbnb, Michael McKay and I discuss all the issues, from the questions to ask, to how to have a successful working relationship, and so much more. If you’re running on fumes and tired of hosting, a property manager can be a great option. Listen for all the steps to take.
13 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Airbnb Updates That Will Impact You, September 2020 Edition
Airbnb policies have changed frequently in the wake of COVID 19. In this episode, I share the latest policy updates and explain how they affect hosts and guests.
12 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Five Tips for an Airbnb Welcome Entrance
A good host knows there’s more to an Airbnb entrance than just a welcome mat. In “Five Tips for a Welcome Entrance” learn how you can wow your guests before they cross the threshold.
25 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
The 2020 Host Collaborative Instagram Challenge
Is your Instagram account collecting dust? Don’t worry... In this episode, I share all the deets about The 2020 Host Collaborative Challenge, a fun new Instagram photo challenge for vacation rental hosts. Create engaging posts for your Airbnb Instagram and connect with other hosts for community, collaboration, inspiration & fun!
11 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
In 2020 Do You Throw in the Towel or Do YOU Hang On?
The COVID pandemic of 2020 has forever changed the Airbnb hosting world, and hosts and guests are looking for the way forward. In “The New Normal for 2020, How to Make the Best of It,” I discuss ways to realistically evaluate your hosting business and make decisions for your future. With an open mind and smart planning, you can weather the storm and survive as a host. Join me for this episode of The Hosting Journey and find hope for hosting in 2020.
52 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
A Brand New Airbnb Opens During COVID-19: La Casita Cacao
Airbnb hosts are dreamers. In La Casita Cacao - A Brand New Airbnb Released During COVID, I talked with host Nathalie Caco to find out how she made her hosting dream come true, even in the middle of a pandemic. Join me for this inspiring episode of The Hosting Journey. It’s packed full of encouragement, insights and practical strategies to help you keep welcoming guests and chasing your big dream.
64 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Airbnb & NY 2020 Agreement Update
Have you heard about the recent settlement agreement between Airbnb and the City of New York? In this episode, New York attorney Brandon McKenzie joins me to discuss the details of the settlement and the updated law that will now require short-term rental platforms to regularly share information with the city. We’ll discuss the details on what the reporting will include, as well as what it means for New York hosts. Even if you don’t own an Airbnb in NYC, you can still learn a lot of important information from my talk with Brandon. Get the scoop on all things legal.
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